Malacostraca | Decapoda
Ng, P.K.L. 1998. (Ref. 343)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 8.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 343)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific: India and Southeast Asia to Australia and Japan.
Carapace subpentagonal, dorsal surface gently convex, lateral regions with numerous small, rounded granules; 2 or 3 distinct conical teeth on each lateral margin (2 teeth always distinct). Chelipeds stout, surfaces finely granulated. Color: tan to purplish tan.
Occurs in shallower waters down to depths of about 100 m. Inhabits muddy substrates. Subtropical and tropical climates (Ref. 343). Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)